RANDLES, EDWARD (1763 - 1820), blind harpist and organist

Name: Edward Randles
Date of birth: 1763
Date of death: 1820
Child: Elizabeth Randles
Parent: Edward Randles
Gender: Male
Occupation: blind harpist and organist
Area of activity: Music; Performing Arts
Author: Robert David Griffith

Born 1763 at Wrexham, the son of Edward Randles, butcher. He was taught the harp by John Parry, Ruabon. In 1788 he was appointed organist of Wrexham parish church. George Thomson, Edinburgh, in the introduction to his Alawon Cymreig, refers to him as a very proficient harpist. He and his daughter, Elizabeth Randles, played before George III and queen Charlotte. He died 23 August 1820 at Wrexham.


Published date: 1959

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